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June 10, 2014Press Item
While the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill considered by the House today includes a number of positive provisions, I could not support it in its current form because it guts federal support for a number of important transit and housing programs. 
June 10, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Reuven Rivlin on being chosen to succeed Israeli President Shimon Peres when his term ends next month.
June 10, 2014Press Item
Last week, Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a memo detailing the House’s legislative agenda for the month of June. Although the memo touches on several legislative priorities, including three appropriations bills, there are important priorities missing from his agenda. 
June 10, 2014Press Item
Fifty-one years ago today, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, landmark legislation that made it illegal for employers to pay women less than men for the same work. 
June 9, 2014Press Item
With 3 million Americans now cut off from the emergency unemployment insurance that ought to be there to help them make ends meet while they continue to look for jobs, Congress must act – and act now. 
June 6, 2014Press Item
Our economy continued to add private sector jobs in May at a steady pace, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics announcing this morning that 216,000 private sector jobs were created last month.
June 6, 2014Press Item
Seventy years ago today, over 150,000 American, British, Canadian, and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Continental Europe from Nazi occupation.
June 5, 2014Press Item
Obviously, we believe that global warming is a very, very serious issue, not only from a health standpoint, but from an economic standpoint, and we think that this is a movement in the right direction.
June 5, 2014Press Item
I join in congratulating Sylvia Mathews Burwell on her confirmation today as our next Secretary of Health and Human Services.
June 4, 2014Press Item
Congress has the responsibility to protect every American’s fundamental right to vote,” said Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. “This law in Arizona, and laws like it, restrict the ability of people to register to vote, and disproportionally affect the poor, young people, and minorities. 
June 4, 2014Press Item
In the early hours of June 4, 1989, thousands of students and pro-reform activists who had gathered peacefully in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square were cruelly and forcibly suppressed by Chinese military forces using live ammunition and tanks – implements of war set upon civilians demanding freedom of speech and an end to government corruption. 
June 3, 2014Press Item
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing plants 30% below 2005 levels and reduce smog and soot pollutants by 25% by 2030. 
June 2, 2014Press Item
I am disappointed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has invited Hamas, a terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent people, to join a new unity government. 
June 2, 2014Press Item
Today’s announcement by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy of new proposed regulations to curb carbon emissions at our nation’s power plants is a bold step at a time when the world is looking to the United States to take the lead against the dangerous effects of climate change.
May 30, 2014Press Item
Sunday begins LGBT Pride Month, a time not only to celebrate how far we have come toward achieving the goal of equality for all but also for remembering how much work remains and rededicating ourselves to the task.
May 30, 2014Press Item
Democrats continue to closely monitor reports of misconduct at Veterans Affairs health facilities, including the Phoenix VA Health Care System. 
May 30, 2014Press Item
Secretary Shinseki has served our nation with honor and distinction.